Interim President Eastwood Unveils New University Logo In His Last General Communication to University Community

New Case Logo


Case Western Reserve University's new logo -- as selected by the university community -- includes a modernized version of the university's traditional sun, Interim President Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., announced today in his last general communication to campus as president.

The new logo was designed and selected using input from thousands of students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the university who participated in online and campus forums and from the nearly 10,000 total who responded to two online surveys of design concepts. The Branding Task Group and its Implementation Committee, as well as the Board of Trustees, which met June 1-2, supported the university community's selection.

The new emblem is a more modern representation of the traditional sun pictured in historical crests of both Western Reserve University and Case Institute of Technology.

The new sun is pictured as if viewed from space rising over the Earth. This stylized representation of light embodies knowledge and the strengths of Case Western Reserve University: the combination of the liberal arts, humanities and health sciences most commonly associated with Western Reserve University and engineering and technology more commonly associated with the Case Institute of Technology.

In addition, the sun is boxed in way to build on the previous logo, yet the right-hand corner of the new outline is open to symbolize global reach and limitless potential.

June 4, 2007

To: All faculty, staff, students, alumni, trustees, and friends of the university
From: Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., Interim President

Dear Friends,

This is my last general communication with you as Interim President. I have mixed feelings about that. I will miss the feedback on these letters that many of you have given me, by letter, e-mail, and in person, but I also share your pleasant anticipation as we await the arrival of our new president, Barbara R. Snyder, just a few weeks from now on July 1.

Report of the Brand Task Group and the Implementation Committee

The Board of Trustees at its June 2 meeting approved a resolution that re-confirmed the name of the University as Case Western Reserve University and endorsed and supported implementation of the Brand Task Group recommendations.

Read the complete communication.

Campus News

Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations will host an Information Session on Thursday, June 7. Come and learn about the center's graduate programs in nonprofit management from 5:30-7 p.m. at Trinity Commons, 2230 Euclid Ave. Representatives will share how a certificate can impact a career in this field. Refreshments provided. Employees can take advantage of the university's tuition waiver benefit for the master's degree. For information or to RSVP, call 216-368-6025 or visit the center online.

Case Western Reserve University's Energy Advisory Committee works to build connections across campus and momentum for sustainability at the university. Visit the Web site to learn more about conservation and recycling.

For Faculty & Staff

UCITE series on the "Brain, Learning and Teaching," taught by James Zull, professor of biology, begins at noon on June 5 in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Medical Library. Register by e-mail to UCITE or call 368-1224 to take the five-seminar series that will explore the concepts of Zull's book, The Art of Changing and Brain: Enriching Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning.

For Students

Need something to do this summer? Volunteer for the Cleveland Foodbank. Call the Center for Civic Engagement and Learning at 368-6960 for details or refer to the center's Web site.


The Case Alumni Association and the Case School of Engineering will welcome engineering alumni this weekend for the 2007 reunion, June 8-9. Details are online.

Refer to the Web event calendar for a list of events and activities on campus and in the community today and in the days ahead.

June 4, 2007

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The Plain Dealer, June 3, 2007
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Battle Creek Enquirer, June 1, 2007
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The six members of Medical Team 4 have a lot in common. Each wears a white coat and has a stethoscope for a necklace. They can all start an IV and work up a solitary lung nodule. They share something less obvious, too. With one exception, none has a grandparent born in the United States.

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